Beyond Stock Options: Career Options in Mission-Based Organizations

  • Dates: Jan 28 2021 - Jan 28 2021
Join us January 28 for a webinar with insights and answers about careers with mission-based organizations at: 
  • 8 p.m. Eastern
  • 7 p.m. Central
  • 6 p.m. Mountain
  • 5 p.m. Pacific 
Over 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the U.S. need highly educated and highly skilled employees to help them further their missions and serve the community. From hospitals and universities to food pantries and everything in between, non-profits offer interesting and fulfilling career opportunities for individuals with business skills and savvy at all career stages. Our speaker, Susan Plassmeyer, has worked with or for mission-based organizations including government, a non-profit startup and large institutions. Susan will provide a brief overview and then open it up to your questions.

SusanPlassmeyer5994About the Presenter:

Susan Plassmeyer is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Services and Administration in University Advancement at Washington University in St. Louis.  Plassmeyer’s primary areas of responsibility include gift processing and advancement technology, including a five-year project to replace aging technology, as well as oversight for Advancement’s financial administration, human resources, and training.  In fiscal year 2020, Washington University raised $304.4 million from individuals and organizations.  Plassmeyer also teaches the financial management course in University College’s Non-Profit Management Program. Plassmeyer joined WashU.

Previously, Plassmeyer served as the Executive Vice President for the Chicago Transit Authority and led the CTA’s construction and engineering projects, including a capital budget of $1.2 billion and annual operating budget of $130 million.  She has also served on the staff of the University of Chicago and was one of the first employees at the non-profit The Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest where she had responsibility for financial operations, grant writing and marketing.   Plassmeyer started her career in banking at the First National Bank of Chicago (now JPMorgan Chase).

Delta Sigma Pi has been instrumental in Plassmeyer’s career accomplishments and interest in service to others as well as providing the joy of long friendships with her brothers.  She was initiated into the Iota Nu chapter at Truman State University (Missouri) and served as Vice President for Professional Activities and as President in 1985-86.  For that school year, Iota Nu was honored with the second of its now eleven awards as Most Outstanding Chapter in the Nation.  Plassmeyer was named as the 1986 Collegian of the Year and served for two years on the Delta Sigma Pi Board of Directors.  She was awarded the Silver Helmet in 2013.

Plassmeyer has been a board member and volunteer with numerous non-profit organizations in Chicago and St. Louis.  Currently, she serves on the board of the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, a St. Louis-based organization that provides grants and no-interest loans to qualified college students.  In 2012, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed her to a six-year term on the Truman State University Board of Governors.  Plassmeyer served as Truman’s Board Chair in 2014. She was selected as a member of the 2007-08 class of Leadership St. Louis. 

Plassmeyer earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.  She also earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration from Truman State University.  She is a native of Osage County, Missouri, where she grew up on the family farm.  Plassmeyer now resides in University City, Missouri.


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